Voronet | Voronet Monastery | Bucovina monasteries | Romania

  Voronet | Voronet Monastery | Bucovina monasteries

  Voronet | Voronet Monastery | Bucovina monasteries

Voronet | Voronet Monastery | Bucovina monasteries

Voronet | Voronet Monastery | Bucovina monasteries

  Voronet | Voronet Monastery | Bucovina monasteries

  Voronet | Voronet Monastery | Bucovina monasteries

Voronet | Voronet Monastery | Bucovina monasteries

  Voronet | Voronet Monastery | Bucovina monasteries

 Voronet | Voronet Monastery | Bucovina monasteries

Voronet | Voronet Monastery | Bucovina monasteries

Voronet | Voronet Monastery | Bucovina monasteries

Voronet | Voronet Monastery | Bucovina monasteries

Voronet Monastery
The Church of St. George Hotels in Voronet of the Voroneţ Monastery is possibly the most famous church of Romania.

Year Built: 1488
Built by: Stephen the Great
Location: Voroneţ, Suceava County
Summary: It is known throughout the world for its exterior frescoes of bright and intense colours, and for the hundreds of well-preserved figures placed against the renowned azurite background. The church of Voroneţ that Stephen the Great built included the chancel, the naos with its tower, and the pronaos.

The monastery is located on a riverbank, at the end of the long and narrow village of the same name, near the town of Gura Humorului. The age of the monastic site is not known. A legend tells us that Stephen the Great, in a moment of crisis during a war against the Turks, came to Daniel the Hermit at his skete in Voroneţ and asked for advice. After he won the battle against the Turks, keeping his promise to the monk, the prince built a new church, dedicated to St. George, the bringer of victory in battle. 

This is the present church that was built on the site of an older wooden church, the scanty remains of which have not been dated. The renowned researcher George Balş wrote in the 1920’s that the churches of this period, and in part also those built in the following century, were “Byzantine churches built with Gothic hands”.The structure and the interior spatial solutions were linked to the Byzantine and south Slavic tradition.
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